Back of students walking into commencement ceremony


Congratulations Class of 2022!

All September 2021 and January 2022 graduates as well as prospective May 2022 graduates are eligible to participate in the May 2022 Commencement Exercises. 

The Graduate-Level Commencement Exercises will be held separately by School and College in Carnesecca Arena on the Queens Campus from Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20.

The Undergraduate-Level Commencement Exercises for all Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan undergraduate-level programs will be held on the Great Lawn on the Queens Campus on Sunday, May 22.

For questions regarding academic matters and eligibility, please contact your academic dean's office.


Starting in mid-March, eligible graduates will receive email communications with details regarding the registration process, academic attire ordering process and guest ticketing information. All communications will be sent to your St. John's email account. Be sure to confirm you can access your St. John's email account via If you are having trouble accessing your St. John’s email account, please call 718.990.5000 or visit the IT Help Support page.

Current COVID-19 Protocol:

Currently, the university is not mandating the wearing of masks or proof of vaccination to attend the Graduate-Level or Undergraduate-Level Commencement Exercises.

Please note, our COVID-19 planning and protocols are subject to change in accordance with the latest government mandates and public health guidelines. For the most up-to-date information, please revisit this page and